News & Events

Catch up with the latest news and events at The Old Rectory Clinic. Our therapists and health professionals regularly hold a wide variety of interesting, informative, and useful events and workshops throughout the year. To learn more about what we do please see below.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

This eight week MBSR course starts on Friday 29th September 6pm-8pm

This eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course is a practical and experiential course being held at The Old Rectory Clinic in Iron Acton. It is a highly acclaimed and evidence based stress reduction programme used in medical centres across the world to help people deal with the stress of modern day living, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. The course aims to assist you in taking better care of yourself and in getting the most out of living. The majority of people who complete the programme report lasting physical and psychological benefits including:

An increased ability to relax

Greater energy and enthusiasm for life

Heightened self-confidence

An increased ability to cope more effectively with both short and long term stressful situations

The aim of the programme is to lean new ways to manage challenging physical sensations, feelings, moods of social interactions.

The course is weekly for eight weeks 6pm-8pm on the following dates:

Friday 29th September

Friday 6th October

Friday 13th October

Friday 27th October

Friday 3rd November

Friday 10th November

Friday 17th November

Friday 24th November

Saturday 4th November 10am - 4pm. The course fee is £250.

The course is facilitated by Jo Augustus, BSc Hons, MSc, BA Hons, Cert MA, MBACP, BABCP. Jo is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Worcester and is an experienced Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, having started her career in the NHS over 12 years ago, delivering individual and group base psychological interventions. She has practiced mindfulness for several years and uses it in both individual and group based settings. Jo completed her Level One Mindfulness Teacher Training course in 2016 and is working towards a certificate in competency with the Centre of Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University. Jo adheres to the UK Good Practice Guidelines for Mindfulness Based Teachers.

Places are limited to 15 people to allow for small group discussion. To book your place please contact Jo directly, to briefly discuss if the course is right for you and also give you the opportunity to ask any questions.

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Yoga Relaxation Workshop

Saturday 6th May - 9.00pm - 1.00pm

Our Yoga teacher, Travis Roth is running a Saturday morning relaxation yoga workshop on Saturday 6th May 2017. This workshop is open to everyone - all levels and all abilities welcome.The workshop is a chance to practice a selection of poses that aid in relaxing and calming the mind and body. We will also explore the use of several breathing techniques in aiding relaxation. There will be an extended guided relaxation session, so please feel free to bring blankets and extra layers to keep yourself cosy and warm during the moments of stillness. Complimentary tea, coffee and cake will be available afterwards; as will Travis if there are any questions you want to ask or feedback you want to give after the session. Places are limited to eight participants so book your place now – £25 per person (includes refreshments afterwards).To book your place please contact Travis on 07966 773456 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Hypnobirthing for Solution Focus Hypnotherapists

Sunday 2nd July 2017 - 9.30am - 4.30pm

This full day workshop is being delivered by Sacha Taylor and is being held at The Old Rectory Clinic, High Street, Iron Acton, BS37 9UQ. This workshop is ideal for SF Hypnotherapists looking to expand their current hypnotherapy work with pregnant mums to include dads and move towards offering group Hypnobirthing courses.  

This is a tailored workshop for a maximum of 24 people in a comfortable and friendly environment running from 9:30am - 4:30pm. The workshop costs £75.00 and includes the following:

  • All accompanying training notes
  • Certificate of attendance - this event counts as 7 Hours of CPD.
  • Locally Sourced Buffet Lunch.
  • Free parking.
  • On this workshop, you will:

  • Learn and understand the important differences between Hypnobirthing and Hypnosis for Childbirth, and find out about the different types of Hypnobirthing currently available in the UK and the benefits of joining the different accredited training schools.

  • Find out what’s involved in creating your own Hypnobirthing program, so you can make an informed decision about whether you should ‘DIY’ your own program or sign up to an accredited training school instead.

  • Discover the foundations of Hypnobirthing - eliminating fear, breathing techniques, visualisation, anchors, the physiology of birth, empowering parents and equipping them with an antenatal education that fully prepares them for their forthcoming birth.

  • Benefit from my extensive marketing experiences - Go through the challenges and opportunities available to you when promoting your Hypnobirthing courses locally to save you time and money as you get started.

  • Have access to a Hypnobirthing reading list and video list to further your knowledge and share with the couples you teach. We provide handouts to support you in your learning and for use when teaching couples.

  • About The Speaker

    Sacha Taylor  is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Hypnobirthing Practictionetherapy practice. She had an amazing birth using Hypno birthing and was so impressed she became a practitioner and has helped over 100 couples have a better birth experience.  Sacha has a unique approach and is keen to share this so that you can explor and be confirdent in delivereing these courses to parents to be.


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